Before & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Program Overview

We offer the following on a daily basis:
BZ Before 7:00-8:00 a.m. 
BZ Beyond 3:45-6:00 p.m. (3:45-5:00 p.m. on Fridays) Note: Winter Fridays begin on November 8; ALL after school programs will and at 4:00 p.m.
Enrichment Classes 3:45-4:45 p.m.

For 2019-2020 we will offer three sessions:

Fall Session    
8/27/19 - 11/22/19 BZ Before and BZ Beyond
9/3/19 - 11/22/19 Enrichment Classes
Winter Session    
12/2/19 - 3/3/20 BZ Before and BZ Beyond
12/2/19 - 3/3/20 Enrichment Classes
Spring Session    
3/9/20 - 6/12/20 BZ Before and BZ Beyond
3/9/20 - 6/5/20 Enrichment Classes
BZ Before and Beyond
BZ Before is offered from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. for parents who need morning supervision for their children before the school day starts. You may choose to register for individual days, or for the full week. Pricing options for BZ Before can be found during the registration process.
 

BZ Beyond is an after-care opportunity that extends your student's day of programming through creative play, reading, self-guided homework and more. We offer three sessions for students in grades Nursery to 8th. Pricing options for BZ Beyond can be found during the registration process.

BZ Beyond is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 3:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. on Winter Fridays).
BZ Beyond Supplemental is offered Monday through Thursday from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

You may register child for up to five days of BZ Before and BZ Beyond, or you may choose a combination of individual days and Enrichment Classes. Drop-ins are available for additional fees. Please email Johnny Krug, Auxiliary Program Manager with the students' name and teacher. 

BZ Enrichment

BZ Enrichment is designed to enrich the diverse interests and talents of our students. And whether they’re looking for ways to sharpen their creativity, strengthen their bodies or challenge their minds, they’ll find a wide variety of activities that will interest them. With new programs to sign up for three times a year, they’ll always find something new to explore.

Many of our BZ Enrichment activities are developed and taught by our talented faculty members. Students can add to their arts experience with guitar, music theatre, or woodshop and creativity lab. They can pursue physical activity with martial arts or yoga, or sharpen their skills in chess or science and engineering. We’re proud to offer such a diverse and ever-changing array of activities as part of the Bernard Zell vision of fostering a flexible and dynamic learning community.

Browse the Current Classes section above for details on the Enrichment Courses for the current session. Once you have made your selections, click the Registration Form Tab to sign up.

We offer the following on a daily basis:

BZ Before 7:00-8:00 a.m. 
BZ Beyond 3:45-6:00 p.m. (3:45-5:00 p.m. on Fridays) Note: Winter Fridays begin on November 8; All after school programs will and at 4:00 p.m.
Enrichment Classes 3:45-4:45 p.m.

For 2019-2020 we will offer three sessions:

Fall Session    
8/27/19 - 11/22/19 BZ Before and BZ Beyond
9/3/19 - 11/22/19 Enrichment Classes
Winter Session    
12/2/19 - 3/3/20 BZ Before and BZ Beyond
12/2/19 - 3/3/20 Enrichment Classes
Spring Session    
3/9/20 - 6/12/20 BZ Before and BZ Beyond
3/9/20 - 6/5/20 Enrichment Classes

Current Enrichment Classes

Pricing for BZ Enrichment classes varies based on the number of days that a class will meet in a given session, as well as the materials and staff required for a particular program.

Please note that if a class does not have a minimum of four students the class will be cancelled. If this happens parents will be notified and refunded. 

Reminder that all winter Friday Enrichment Classes end at 4:00 PM

Course Descriptions - Fall 2019 - CLASSES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE TERM

Monday Classes

MONDAYS - September 9 - November 18
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Chess
Grades: JK - 1 Teacher: Metro Chess Price: $225

This class is great for both beginners who need to learn the rules of chess and intermediate / advanced players that are looking to improve their skills. MetroChess has a unique method of teaching chess that fosters many different life skills such as planning skills, spatial awareness, calculation, sportsmanship and creative visualization. Our instructors have experience with students of all levels and ages. Beginners will learn the basics and rules while intermediate and advanced students will learn strategy and tactics. Students will receive a workbook for their level and a chessmoji booklet to track their progress. All equipment is provided. MetroChess is an award winning chess program and has been previously designated Chess Club of the Year and Chess Organizer of the Year by the official US governing chess body, the United States Chess Federation.

Shaolin Kung Fu
Grades: 1 - 8 Teacher: Sifu Catherine Price: $225

This class features higher belt level training techniques including self-defense, forms, and basic. Fast paced class includes traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, conditioning and stretching. The class meets at Quads gym (next door) and pick up is at Quads at 4:45.

 

Yoga 
Grades: SK - 2 Teacher: Mission Propelle Vendor Price: $200

A Power Friend is an ally -- someone who always has your back! At Power Friends Yoga Club, kids occupy a gender-equal space where they gain superpowers like empathy, discipline and mindfulness through yoga and reading. Power Friends Yoga Club is a safe space for girls to explore who they are and grow in self-confidence. It’s also a space for boys to hear and respect girls’ voices and become allies in the cause of equity. All children are empowered to advocate for themselves and others, explore their full range of interests and abilities, and experience and express a full range of feelings. Each class includes asana, breathwork, mindfulness exercises, and a read-aloud featuring Mission Propelle’s original girl-power storybooks. Program includes a yoga mat and a digital download of the weekly storybook.

3 Point Basketball 1 -4 - FULL
Grades: 1 - 4                               Teacher: 3 Point Athletics                                                        Price: $150

Come out and play as we have fun learning the fundamentals of the game with unique drills, games, & contests that will keep you active after school. 3Point Athletics’ team of engaging and knowledgeable instructors will blend the perfect amount of skill instruction with organized games & fun activities to create a class that is productive, positive, & fun! Dates: 9/9, 9/16, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18. You are able to add on BZ Beyond on off dates for a reduced cost. Please contact Johnny Krug for more information.

3 Point Basketball 5 - 8 - FULL
Grades: 5 - 8                               Teacher: 3 Point Athletics                                                        Price: $150

These basketball skills classes provide aspiring players the opportunity to learn, improve, and have fun on the hardwood. Each class will include skill development, fun and engaging skill games & competitions, and scrimmages to ensure that all skills learned are being reinforced in a live game setting! Dates: 9/9, 9/16, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18. You are able to add on BZ Beyond on off dates for a reduced cost. Please contact Johnny Krug for more information.

Tuesday Classes

TUESDAYS - September 3 - November 19
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Happy Hands Art
Grades: JK - 2 Vendor: Unicoi Art Studio Price: $200

Your child will explore a wide variety of subjects from rockets and robots to famous artists by learning to paint, draw, collage and sculpt. Tactile materials like clay, wax strings, oil pastels and acrylic paints will help your child enjoy learning the basic principles of art and invite them to think creatively with a new project each week.
 

N - SK Hip Hop/Movement
Grades: N - SK Teacher: Ms. Brittany Price: $205

This class will focus on the basics and fundamentals of hip hop, a social dance that raised to the top in the 90s and continues to evolve today. Students will be working on picking up rhythm through moves that include popping, locking, footwork, and freestyle. As they begin to understand the basics of dancing to rhythm through fundamental hip hop moves, we will move on to learning more choreography based phrases. This class will be a high energy,  fun, and all inclusive class where students will tap into their creativity, funk, and confidence. Any question regarding the class please email Brittany Latta.

   
 
BZ Knitting Club
Grades: 2 - 8 Teacher: Ms. Dunn Price: $225
Knitting is a wonderful art form and great hobby. Come join the BZ Knitting Club and learn to express your creativity as you make a hat, a rug, a wall hanging, a purse, a phone cover, or whatever you want! All beginning students will learn to knit by making a winter hat. Veteran club members are given more flexibility, and will be guided to make something for one of the many patterns or pattern books.
 

Wednesday Classes

WEDNESDAYS - September 4 - November 20
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Morning Ultimate Frisbee 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Grades: 3 - 8 Teacher: Mr. Shapiro Price: $275
Come play all kinds of fun frisbee games including Schtick, Box, Boot, Mini, Goaltimate, and maybe even a little good ol' fashion Ultimate. No experience necessary. Come ready to run, through, and catch. Classes are outside on the Field of Dreams and will always take place outside unless there is inclement weather. Come dressed in appropriate clothing for the weather and to run around. Water encouraged, too.
Beginning/Intermediate Guitar - FULL
Grades: 2 - 5 Teacher: Ms. Dunn Price: $295

Does your child have great rhythm?Do they love to sing? Do they walk around the house composing new songs?  Do they listen to music? If you said yes to any of the above, then this class is  for your child. Beginning and intermediate guitar students learn to play new songs together, building their repertoire of guitar chords and strums.  We play a large variety of music as we jam together. Your child MUST OWN a guitar to take this class, and will need to bring it to class each week that we meet.  In addition, your child will need to spend some time practicing the music between classes, to develop good muscle memory needed for playing an instrument. If you need guidance on purchasing a good, inexpensive instrument, please email Ms. Dunn at cdunn@bernardzell.org.  

Photography Class with Edyta Grazman
Grades: 1 -4 Teacher: Ms. Grazman Price: $275

Edyta will focus her instruction on the idea of what goes into creating a perfect shot. Children will learn about composition, light and subject matter. Then use their knowledge to create images they will be proud of. The course will be broken into weekly photo projects. Each week, children will have a theme and create pictures for that theme. For example: patterns, colors, people, photo walk, etc.
Requirements: No prior photography knowledge needed

Chess

Grades: 2 - 6 Teacher: Metro Chess Price: $275

This class is great for both beginners who need to learn the rules of chess and intermediate / advanced players that are looking to improve their skills. MetroChess has a unique method of teaching chess that fosters many different life skills such as planning skills, spatial awareness, calculation, sportsmanship and creative visualization. Our instructors have experience with students of all levels and ages. Beginners will learn the basics and rules while intermediate and advanced students will learn strategy and tactics. Students will receive a workbook for their level and a chessmoji booklet to track their progress. All equipment is provided. MetroChess is an award winning chess program and has been previously designated Chess Club of the Year and Chess Organizer of the Year by the official US governing chess body, the United States Chess Federation.

Stitch Wizards

Grades: 3 -8                                                                                 Teacher: Ms. Ryback                 Price:$325
Do you have a passion for sewing, or want to learn how? Stitch Wizards is for you! Gain experience hand sewing and using a sewing machine while creating fun and functional works of art, including pillows, ugly dolls, tote bags and more!

Homework Hot Spot

Grades: 5 -8                                                                                   Teacher: Ms. Thompson .       Price:$275

This after school homework helping session is your one-stop shop for reading, writing, history or science. Whether you want study tips for that upcoming vocabulary quiz, need to review a science lesson from the week or really want to take that history project to the next level, Homework Hot Spot is the place for you.

 

        
 

Thursday Classes

THURSDAYS - September 8 - November 17
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Minecraft LEGO
Grades: SK - 3 Teacher: Play-Well Technologies Vendor Price: $275

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO® materials or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.This class will end at 5:15 PM

1-4 Hip-Hop/Movement
Grades: 1 - 4 Teacher: Ms. Brittany Price: $305
This class will focus on the basics and fundamentals of hip hop, a social dance that raised to the top in the 90s and continues to evolve today. Students will be working on picking up rhythm through moves that include popping, locking, footwork, and freestyle. As they begin to understand the basics of dancing to rhythm through fundamental hip hop moves, we will move on to learning more choreography based phrases. This class will be a high energy,  fun, and all inclusive class where students will tap into their creativity, funk, and confidence. Any question regarding the class please email Brittany Latta.

Friday Classes

FRIDAYS - September 6 - November 22
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Intramurals
Grades: 3 - 7 Teacher: Coach Sheahan Price: $300
Join Coach Sheahan for the 6th Annual FLAG FOOTBALL season. Students will be put into teams and play weekly regular season games, with a tournament and an all-star game at the end of the session. The Bernard Zell Flag Football League will be played on the field, weather permitting. If rain, we'll be in our brand new gym! This class is held from 7:00-7:45 a.m. All levels of experience welcome. 

 

Fridays - September 6 - November 22
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Friday Fun
Grades: 3-6 Teachers: Coach Sheahan Price: $300
Start your weekend on the right (or left) foot with Coach Sheahan in this fast paced 60 minute offering. We'll begin our 22nd year of Friday Fun in our brand-new gymnasium, using some of the fun new stuff our program will have, featuring our new 40-foot climbing wall! We'll also keep the classics: Fenway Park Kickball, Swampball, Marbles, and much more!  All levels are welcome.
Tape It & Make It Club!
Grades: 3 - 8 Teacher: Ms. Townhouse Price: $335
Come explore a crafter's most flexible, no-sew medium...duct tape! We'll move from stand-alone projects and room decor (picture frames, flowers) to wearable art (wallets, wrist cuffs, flip-flops, totes, and more). No two weeks will be the same!
Clay Creations
Grades: JK - 4 Teacher: Ms. Custer Price: $325

Join us for Clay Creations! This fun class is for beginning and more experienced clay artists (JK - 4th). There will be all new projects, new materials and explorations. In an age appropriate and fun way, new and returning students will explore the process of working with clay - sculpting, glazing, firing and finally taking home unique works of art. No two are alike! A ball of clay may become a fantastical creature, a useful cup or anything else you can imagine. This session we will add new materials for multimedia projects as well. Class is taught by Ms Custer, former BZ art teacher, artist and “maker.” 

Registration Form

Our online registration system for After School programs has a new look. You will be able to register for classes, check on your child's class schedule and request changes to your schedule all from the After School Registration program.

Click here to register your child(ren).

Be sure to scroll down and click on the orange "Login using BZ Connect" button. Once your account is connected, you can click the orange "application" button for Before & After School Programs 2019/20. Each student will have their own registration, but you will be able to submit all of the registrations for your family at one time. 

Please email Johnny Krug, Auxiliary Program Manager or Brittany Latta, Before and After School Associate if you have any questions.